How do you take evidence-based design to a whole new level? What if data can actually be used to shape the final design of a site? DataAppeal’s newest release allows our 3D data-maps to be imported into other 3D modeling and vector-based software programs including AutoCAD, Sketch Up and 3ds Max.
With the release of the DAE export, architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners and students in the profession can now directly incorporate site-based data into their design process and plans. Whether your site of study is at the regional, city, neighborhood, block, or street scale, DataAppeal’s DAE export introduces a whole new concept of data-driven design by allowing key indicators to shape the final concept.
Below are a couple examples showing how transit use and neighborhood population maps are transformed into 3D renderings using 3ds Max.
Toronto Population, using DataAppeal. Data Source: Well-being Toronto
Toronto Population, DataAppeal map imported in 3ds Max. Data Source: Well-being Toronto. Rendering by Matt Perotto.
GTA Transit Volume 24 Hours, using DataAppeal. Data Source: Transportation Tomorrow Survey.
GTA Transit Volume 24 Hours, DataAppeal map imported into 3ds Max. Data Source: Transportation Tomorrow Survey. Rendering by Matt Perotto.
Try it with your own data. Send us your 3D renderings and we’ll post them on our website. The DAE export function can be found under the download section of the user control panel in the Application: